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The story behind the PGA winnings

August 10
2:27 PM 2013

In the third round of the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner was holding a two shot lead. This he did a day after he tied the record by making the lowest score in a major tournament. 

Dufner carded a 7 under par 63 at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. He has scored a total of 9 under par int he last 36 holes. His score is two shots ahead of Adam Scott, the current Masters champion as well as Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk.

In the news conference after his latest round, Dufner said, "To join history, to shoot a 63 in a major is pretty unbelievable and to be leading in the tournament, even better. Hopefully it will propel me to a great weekend."

The PGA Tour business model is not run of the mill. The model was developed by Deane Berman, who was the head of the organization between 1974 and 1994. Under his leadership, he had all PGA tour events be incorporated as charities, where all its net proceeds would be given to the communities who had played host to them. The people who run the tournament are by and large volunteers. After the winnings are given to the tournament players with the lowest carded score, the community gains the most with the donations from the PGA.

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